FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -The Fairfax County sheriff has released a 45-minute video showing a prolonged struggle with a mentally ill inmate who died after being shocked with a stun gun four times.
Sheriff Stacey Kincaid released the video Thursday, two days after prosecutors said they would not bring criminal charges in the February death of 37-year-old Natasha McKenna.
Kincaid said she now plans to conduct an internal investigation. She said releasing the video was the best way to answer questions from the community about what occurred.
Natasha McKenna is seen naked and struggling with a team of deputies in biohazard suits who are trying to transfer McKenna to another jail. The sheriff’s office deployed an Emergency Response Team to conduct the transfer because McKenna had previously attacked deputies.
WARNING – THIS VIDEO CONTAINS IMAGES THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND OFFENSIVE.